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Hiss Spun

Chelsea Wolfe

Hiss Spun

Fifth studio album from the Sacramento experimental, noise-folk singer-songwriter produced by Converge guitarist Kurt Ballou

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  1. 9.0 |   music OMH

    The future is bright, but also unremittingly bleak. Just as she would want it
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  2. 9.0 |   The 405

    The instrumental tracks dance around Wolfe’s soaring vocals and ultimately collide with them perfectly to create a collection of songs that are a joy to listen to
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  3. 8.9 |   Paste Magazine

    The sound of Wolfe perfecting her formula
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  4. 8.5 |   The Line Of Best Fit

    Each track makes sense, each movement, as wild and caustic as many of them are, loosely adheres to a rigorous internal logic
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  5. 8.3 |   Earbuddy

    Chelsea Wolfe delivers big rock songs on her intense sixth album
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  6. 8.0 |   Slant Magazine

    The expansive Hiss Spun marks the most cohesive iteration of Wolfe’s sound to date, as she weathers life’s uproars by overcoming the claustrophobia of simply being present within dark, interior spaces
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  7. 8.0 |   Exclaim

    Listening to Hiss Spun is a punishing affair, but it's a rewarding one too. It's the sound of an artist not afraid to dig deep emotionally, and that challenges the listener to do so as well
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  8. 8.0 |   The Skinny

    Hopefully Hiss Spun is the album that transcends Chelsea Wolfe into superstardom
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  9. 8.0 |   Loud And Quiet

    Fans may have been left wondering how Wolfe would follow up a record as powerful and bleak as 2015s ‘Abyss’, but her fifth studio album ‘Hiss Spun’ is likely to become regarded as her most experimental and epic outing to date
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  10. 8.0 |   Uncut

    A beautiful paradox of angsty noise and beguiling craft. Print edition only

  11. 8.0 |   The FT

    An album that proceeds to grip hard over the course of its subsequent 11 tracks
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  12. 8.0 |   Drowned In Sound

    Probably won't end up as the best of her career, it may well be Wolfe's best so far
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  13. 8.0 |   State

    Chelsea Wolfe presents a dark, gothic underworld and it is one worth the exploration
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  14. 8.0 |   Mojo

    A suitable soundtrack fro this 'burning planet', as Static Hum puts it. Print edition only

  15. 8.0 |   PopMatters

    Continues to aggressively pursue metal and industrial music, and it makes for an enrapturing listen all the way through
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  16. 7.2 |   Pitchfork

    Dives headfirst into sludge metal and creates a unique space where sweetness can be heavy and contact is always uncomfortable
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  17. 7.0 |   The Quietus

    While it would be folly to cast even a shred of doubt on Wolfe’s commitment, integrity and emotional candour, on passages here they are submerged or silenced by the pursuit of ever-bigger sonic highs
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  18. 7.0 |   Punk News

    Chelsea Wolfe, while emulating the slower tempos and sludgier sounds associated with doom metal, has altered the game a bit with the gorgeous melodies, evocative vocals, and musical arrangements that run rampant on Hiss Spun
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  19. 6.0 |   Spectrum Culture

    Pushes Wolfe’s music to its darker and heavier limits
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  20. 6.0 |   The Irish Times

    It takes some listening to absorb and even more to appreciate, but this idiosyncratic concoction is oddly intoxicating
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  21. 5.8 |   A.V. Club

    Even with the odd experiment or sonic transition, Chelsea Wolfe isn’t letting off the accelerator enough for listeners to appreciate the nuance
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